If you have resolved your paternity or divorce lawsuit (involving minor children), one final step that may occur is drafting an income deduction order Florida child support, and/or the drafting of an income deduction order Florida alimony. Often, your divorce or family law attorney will prepare the required document(s), but the court may do so if the litigants are self-represented. If your case is an uncontested divorce with minor children, there may not be a need for an income deduction order.
A deduction order (also known as an income withholding order) is intended to alert the Florida State Disbursement Unit and the payor’s (person obligated to pay) employer of the requirement to automatically deduct a specified amount of money from your paycheck for child support and/or alimony payments on a weekly, bi-monthly, per paycheck, or monthly basis. If you need to know how to stop an income deduction order in Florida because circumstances have changed, call the Jacobs Law Firm for the help you need right away 407-335-8113.
Income Deduction Order Florida Alimony
Preparing a deduction order Florida child support or alimony is based on the amount of child support and/or the amount of alimony the payor is obligated to pay. This is generally indicated in the mediated or marital settlement agreement and/or the court order mandating those payments. The forms must be carefully prepared by your lawyer to account for mandatory administrative fees given to the Florida State Disbursement Unit. Your lawyer should include the dates when the amount you are obligated to pay will be reduced or terminated because of a child aging out, or because of the lowering of alimony over time. The parenting plan may also clarify the support obligation.
How To Stop An Income Deduction Order In Florida
As a family lawyer in Orlando, the Jacobs Law Firm receives a high volume of calls about how to stop an income deduction order in Florida. Frankly, even if your order provides for a date when your payments should stop, employers and human resource departments do not always follow the guidelines for its termination. This means that you should consider contacting our Firm to act as a liaison between your employer, the court, and you, in order to stop your income deduction order and to prevent you from overpaying indefinitely for your alimony or child support.
A deduction order is based on mutual agreement of the parties or the court’s ruling. The forms must be prepared with skill and full attention to detail. The payor’s employer must also be made fully aware of the court order to prevent you from accidentally missing child support and/or alimony payments and being subject to contempt allegations.
Call the Jacobs Law Firm today at 407-310-5636 or fill out our contact form for the help you need. The Jacobs Law Firm, Child Custody Lawyer Orlando, Orlando Alimony Attorney, is here to help you with your divorce or paternity case.